Category Archives: Thomas D. Rogers

Christopher Columbus: His Decline in Numismatics and the Nation’s Collective Memory

By Heinz Tschachler ….. When in the early 1990s the United States was getting ready to commemorate the quincentennial of Christopher Columbus first landing on the Caribbean island of Guanahani, a bill was proposed that would eliminate the cent and the half-dollar and create a new small dollar coin bearing a portrait of the discoverer […]

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Looking Back on the Sacagawea Dollar 20 Years Later

By Adrian Chacon and Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… Where have the last two decades years gone? It’s hard to believe that, 20 years ago, the United States Mint was releasing the long-awaited Sacagawea dollar. Hailed by the U.S. Mint and many in the numismatic world as a pioneering coin, the Sacagawea dollar was long-anticipated […]

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Nevada State Museum Celebrates Sesquicentennial of Carson City Mint

In February of 1870, the sparkling new steam-powered coin press inside the United States Mint in Carson City struck its first coin, a Seated Liberty silver dollar with a crisp CC mint mark. One hundred and fifty years, millions of dollars, a couple of road trips and a healthy dose of serendipity later, Coin Press […]

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Perfect First Year of Issue Uncirculated American Platinum Eagle at GreatCollections.com

MS-70 American Platinum Eagle at Great Collections By CoinWeek …. On Sunday, May 26, bidding ends on GreatCollectons.com for this 1997 $100 American Eagle 1 oz Platinum Eagle coin. Graded MS-70 by PCGS, this .9995 fine platinum eagle coin is an excellent example of the inaugural release of the popular Platinum Eagle series. Out of […]

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The Golden Dollar: Story of the Sacagaweas

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. The dollar coin has never circulated well in America. Even designs that are loved by collectors today, such as the Morgan dollar, struggled to find their way out of contemporaneous storage vaults as consumers simply didn’t want them. The Susan B. Anthony dollar was supposed to fix this problem […]

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ANA Money Museum Adds Exciting Donation to Collection

Tales From the Vault – The Sacagawea Dollar The Edward C. Rochette Money Museum received an exciting donation in late 2017: items related to the production of the Sacagawea dollar from the studio of acclaimed sculptor Glenna Goodacre (BELOW) The donation is a great addition to the ANA’s collection of plasters, galvanos and other production-related objects […]

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2018 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Available Feb. 12 to Authorized Purchasers

Order limits dropped from Proof coin, Pictured Rocks 5oz Silver Bullion Coin release date also announced By CoinWeek News Staff …. As of today, February 12, the United States Mint is offering the 2018 American Platinum Eagle Bullion Coin for sale to its authorized purchasers. Sales will be allocated each month, and after the current […]

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NGC Label for American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof Coin

The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin can be encapsulated with NGC’s Platinum Eagle 20th Anniversary label at no additional charge The American Eagle 20th Anniversary Platinum Proof coin went on sale July 6 by the U.S. Mint. The coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the American Platinum Eagle, the first platinum coin ever […]

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What’s in Store at the U.S. Mint for 2017? CoinWeek Has the Answers

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….. If you followed our reporting last Friday concerning the United States Mint’s hobby stakeholder forum, then you already know that a large group of industry leaders, collectors and officials gathered last week in Philadelphia to work with the Mint in an effort to improve its product […]

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2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coins Available July 25

The United States Mint announced today that it would begin sales of the 2016 American Eagle Platinum Bullion Coin to Authorized Purchasers under an allocation process on July 25, 2016. The coins will be available until inventory has been exhausted. The coin’s obverse was designed and sculpted by former United States Mint Chief Engraver John […]

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